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Long Term Monitoring of Health Inequalities: Headline Indicators – October 2014

Annual update of the 'Long-term Monitoring of Health Inequalities' headline indicators.

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All-cause mortality aged 15-44 years

Between 1997 and 2011, the mortality rate amongst those aged 15-44 years varied between 109 and 122 deaths per 100,000 population, and decreased to 103 per 100,000 in 2012. Within this age group, the drug-related death rate has more than doubled over the same period (to 20.8 per 100,000). The rate of death from assault, despite a decrease in the last year, has been relatively stable (at around 2 to 4 deaths per 100,000 population) while the suicide rate has dropped on consecutive years since 2008 to 18.3 deaths per 100,000 population - the lowest in the time series[10].

Deaths amongst those aged 15-44 years are more than four times as common in deprived areas than in areas of low deprivation (213.8 per 100,000 population compared to 48.6 per 100,000, in 2012). Relative inequality levels increased between 2007 and 2011 to their highest level in the time series, before dropping sharply in 2012 to their lowest level since 1998. This followed a reduction in mortality rates in the most deprived areas, while conversely rates in the least deprived areas increased.

Inequalities gradient in 2012

Mortality amongst those aged 15-44 years, by Income-Employment Index: Scotland 2012

Relative Index of Inequality (RII) over time

Relative index of Inequality (RII): mortality aged 15-44y - Scotland 1997-2012

Absolute range over time

Absolute range: Mortality 15-44y - Scotland 1997-2012

Scale / context

Number of all-causes deaths

Target population size

Rate per 100,000 (EASR)

1997

2,440

2,158,030

116.3

1998

2,507

2,142,787

119.4

1999

2,507

2,129,794

119.0

2000

2,501

2,118,568

118.7

2001

2,509

2,111,242

119.0

2002

2,566

2,102,670

122.0

2003

2,461

2,094,408

116.9

2004

2,409

2,088,563

114.7

2005

2,305

2,091,415

109.3

2006

2,482

2,091,581

118.3

2007

2,461

2,097,902

117.5

2008

2,443

2,096,495

117.5

2009

2,389

2,092,065

115.1

2010

2,229

2,087,635

108.6

2011

2,262

2,092,311

110.8

2012

2,071

2,077,902

102.8

Note the total number of deaths in 1998 and 1997 has been subject to a minor revision since the previous report.

Deaths from assault

Drug related deaths

Suicides

Number

EASR per 100,000

Number

EASR per 100,000

Number

EASR per 100,000

1997

56

2.6

196

8.9

518

23.9

1998

65

3.0

227

10.6

526

24.4

1999

86

4.0

274

12.9

529

24.7

2000

60

2.9

268

12.7

541

25.6

2001

63

3.0

289

13.8

531

25.3

2002

76

3.6

345

16.7

539

25.7

2003

71

3.4

282

13.6

456

21.8

2004

78

3.8

311

15.2

475

22.7

2005

50

2.4

277

13.4

436

21.0

2006

83

4.0

350

17.1

435

20.9

2007

54

2.6

392

19.1

453

21.8

2008

53

2.5

477

23.3

480

23.4

2009

47

2.3

436

21.3

432

20.8

2010

54

2.6

384

18.9

423

20.5

2011

53

2.6

454

22.5

420

20.5

2012

37

1.9

416

20.8

375

18.3

Contact

Email: Craig Kellock

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